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The Italian fashion house Valentino is to be spun-off into a separate new entity called Valentino Fashion Group SpA. Parent company Marzotto SpA announced the change last week. It plans on spinning off its fashion brands, which include Marlboro Classics, a stake in Hugo Boss AG and Valentino into a new company. Shareholders in Marzotto […]

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Fast fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz has moved some of its production out of China, Chief Executive Officer Rolf Eriksen said Wednesday. Eriksen was speaking at a press conference after the release earlier Wednesday of the company’s third-quarter results. Sweden was among those hit when European Union authorities declared some temporary quotas on Chinese imports […]

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Jens Laugesen ís the great exponent of modern, sensually androgynous tailoring. For Spring Summer 06 he showed sophisticated asymmetry in black or white or a mixture of the two. The London-based Danish born designer knows how to mix the conceptual with the commercial. Oversized waistcoats were worn over jersey dresses, button-ruched skirts hinted at volume, […]

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Retailers looking for the traditional Bank Holiday flood of shoppers dashing to the high street were disappointed. According to figures from the Retail FootFall Index, last year’s August Bank Holiday weekend saw a year-on-year increase of 16.4 per cent partly due to the timing of the Bank Holiday in 2003, however this year, shopper levels […]

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US retail giant Gap said on Thursday that its sales slump would continue into the first half of this year, despite efforts to revive spring collections. Footfall in its stores had dropped 13 percent so far in February, and the group expects only a “modestly positive” sales turn in the second half of 2006. Group […]

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Allegra Hicks is on true form this season, and continues the theme of 70’s reviving bohemian shapes with a modern look at luxurious prints. Shades of greens, grey-purples and next seasons colour blue form the basis of the collection and the richness of prints and softness of fabrics underline its subtle sophistication. Hicks is further […]

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London Fashion Week’s most sought after sponsor – New Generation Sponsorpship – has been allocated to designers Gareth Pugh and Richard Nicholl. The financial support allows the designers to show on the catwalk at London Fashion Week without having to worry about venue hire, stylists, lighting and all those things requiring big budgets. Louise Goldin, […]

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